It’s almost the end of May, but of course this month would not be complete without a summer getaway!

The Schatzi family, plus my mom and sister, went on a weekend trip to Tagaytay.

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is located at Amadeo Road, where the coffee haven of Tagaytay is situated.
Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is located at Amadeo Road, where the coffee haven of Cavite is situated.

The hotel is accessible by public transportation. From Pasay-Buendia, we took a bus going to Nasugbu at DLTB along Taft Avenue, and you just get off NBI/Mahogany area, then take a tricycle to the hotel.

We actually went here last year already, but I knew I had to come back. And we did!

This was last year's trip. Landscaping was just being done.
This was during last year’s trip, March 2013. Landscaping was just being done.
Here it is last weekend. Same spot.
Here it is last weekend, last weekend of May 2014. Same spot.
My kid last year.
My kid last year.
Look how she's grown in a year!
Look how she’s grown in a year!

Just like last year, I purchased the overnight accommodation through a coupon company. I purchased this early this year, and found the last weekend of May free for the five of us. I got a Premiere Suite for four persons. Last year, the coupon was on sale for half the price. This year, it was less than 50% off, but since I really loved the place and the service, I really decided to purchase the coupon again for another trip this year.

This lobby greets you.
This spacious lobby greets you as you enter the hotel.

I like Hotel Kimberly because you can:

Watch TV. In this case, they have cable TV. AND they have Disney Junior!!! See Hi-5 there? I love this hotel =)
Just stay inside your comfy room and watch TV. In this case, they have cable TV. AND they have Disney Junior!

The TV was especially helpful when nighttime comes and she’s feeling homesick. In this case, she did feel homesick, and┬ádid not want to sleep in the bed! So, I was carrying her the whole night.

Enjoy the view. This was our view though, the playground area. There was a company having their teambuilding activity.
Enjoy the view. This was our view though, the playground area. There was a company having their teambuilding activity.
Take a dip on their pool. They have a kiddie pool (3 feet) and an adult pool (4 feet). My kid super enjoyed our time there, we swam on both days of our stay!
Take a dip on their pool. They have a kiddie pool (3 feet) and an adult pool (4 feet). My kid super enjoyed our time there, we swam on both days of our stay!

Or eat by the pool. They have Cafe by K which serves a variety of food.

Lounge in the pavilion. They have movie nights held here for the kids and kids at heart. This can be a good wedding reception venue.
Lounge in the pavilion. They have movie nights held here for the kids and kids at heart. This can be a good wedding reception venue. They have indoor function rooms as well.
Try out the playground. Aria spent most of the afternoon here.
Try out the playground. Aria spent most of the afternoon here.
And she conquered the big slide, yay!
And she conquered the big slide, yay!
The path that leads to their farm! They have all sorts of plants and animals.
The path that leads to their farm! They have all sorts of plants and animals.
Potted herbs. Pardon the apostrophe! The sell for at least P60.
Potted herbs. Apostrophe alert! The sell for at least P60.
Daddy and Aria checking out the herbs.
Daddy and Aria checking out the herbs.
A piglet, feeding on the mommy pig.
A piglet, feeding on the mommy pig.
Rabbits.
Rabbits.
Chicken and ducks roaming around. I also saw some sheep and turkey.
Chicken and ducks roaming around. I also saw some sheep and turkey.

If running around the farm and swimming on the pool isn’t enough, visit their game room where you can:

Burn some more calories in their exercise equipment.
Burn some more calories in their exercise equipment.
Play on their different table games. There's pool, table hockey, ping-pong, and fussball. You can borrow equipment for one hour from the reception lobby.
Play on their table games. There’s pool, table hockey, ping-pong, and fussball. You can borrow equipment for one hour from the reception lobby.

The hotel offers massage services. I joined their Facebook contest earlier this month, and I was able to avail their free one hour massage. Well, my mom did, I let her use the voucher which they emailed me. But she said I should try it, too, and so I did! Thanks, mom! Warning though: massages are done inside your own rooms.

We brought dinner food, actually we were stuffed during lunch, which we had at Skyranch. Will tell about it on the next post.

This buffet breakfast greeted us the next morning. My daughter woke up at 5:30AM! Too early, I know. But she had activities in mind already, like eating and swimming and playing. Who could prevent her from waking up?

Being first in line means having first touch on their food. Freshly prepared and yummy food.
Being first in line means having first touch on their food. Freshly prepared and yummy food. Yes, that’s squid you’re seeing!
Cereals and soup station.
Cereals and soup station.
Omelet and waffle station. Your call on what fillings to include and they will make it for you.
Omelet and waffle station. Your call on what filling to include and they will make it for you.
Bread and cheese station.
Bread and cheese station.

After breakfast, we swam, then ate, then swam again, before it was time to leave.

Our family photo! My sister, my mom, my daughter, me, and my husband. It was a fun trip with you guys again! Where to next?
Our family photo! My sister, my mom, my daughter, me, and my husband. It was a fun trip with you guys again! Where to next?

You can request for a car to service you going to the bus stops.

Service! This took us to the Junction where we had lunch and took the bus going home.
Service! This took us to the Junction where we had lunch and took the bus going home.

Thank you, Hotel Kimberly, for making our stay super fun and safe. Your staff are truly friendly and helpful. The guests, even if they are strangers, gain friends among other guests because of your nice service.

Am I coming back next year? Let’s see if there will be another coupon deal selling.

How did your summer go? Do you know of any places in Tagaytay or a nearby province which might have these facilities as well?

~ Touringkitty